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  1. Win doesn't hide glaring Cubs' deficiencies

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs' 7-2 come-from-behind victory over Houston on Friday doesn't camouflage the fact that both the bullpen and outfield defense has been bad for the first 10 games of the season. The Padres at some point will put closer Heath Bell on the mark...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  2. Cubs should go with big bat at No. 2

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs Nation expects the organization to select the next Mark Prior or Kerry Wood with the second overall selection in the draft on Thursday. While it makes sense for pick a pitcher in an organization without many quality arms, other elements of the c...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  3. Reed getting job done in closer's role

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have had numerous great closers in their proud history and Addison Reed is doing his best to make his mark on the position. Reed has saved 15 of 16 opportunities in 2013 and has come through on 90 percent of his c...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  4. Samardzija not worried about contract

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- With Chicago Cubs core players Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo now signed to long-term contracts, will starter Jeff Samardzija be next on the list? Samardzija's agent Mark Rogers told there is nothing to report on a pot...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  5. Prior discusses pressure with prospects

    Bruce Levine

    Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Mark Prior talked to Cubs prospects on Thursday about the pressure of dealing with a big-league career. Vice-president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod invited Kerry Wood to talk to the 10 prospects last ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Marlins 2

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday: HOW IT HAPPENED: The Cubs beat former White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle, who was making his return to Chicago after signing with the Marlins in the offseason....

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  7. Buehrle enjoys return trip to Chicago

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Former White Sox ace Mark Buehrle returned to Chicago for the first time since signing a four-year contract with Miami last winter to begin the Marlins' three-game set at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The left-handed pitcher had a celebra...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  8. Harrelson reaches out to Wegner

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The feud between White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and major league umpires is over. Harrelson ran afoul of the umpires when he was critical of the way Mark Wegner had thrown out Jose Quintana in Tampa on Wednesday. He called ...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  9. Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson says umpire tirade won't happen again

    Bruce Levine

    After being reprimanded by commissioner Bud Selig, Chicago White Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson said a tirade like the one he unleashed on the air against umpire Mark Wegner won't happen again.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  10. Bosio makes his mark on Cubs' staff

    Bruce Levine

    For the third time in as many spring trainings, the Cubs' pitching staff is working with a new pitching coach. This time around, Chris Bosio is charged with leading a staff replete with players seeking fresh starts. "It has been tough on the guys," ...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  11. Peavy looking to stay healthy all season

    Bruce Levine

    For the first time in three years, Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy enters spring training injury-free and ready to lead a young staff in its quest to win the American League Central Division. "Mark Buerhle will be missed, but we have guys on ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  12. Buehrle to reunite with Ozzie in Miami

    Bruce Levine

    The Miami Marlins have agreed to a four-year deal worth $58 million with pitcher Mark Buehrle, sources told's Jayson Stark. The move comes on the same day sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney the Marlins had emotionally moved on ...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  13. Quade optimistic about bullpen's health

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade said Friday that his bullpen is intact and Carlos Marmol most likely will be ready to handle the closing role on Friday. "I'd love to be back to normal today," Quade said. "When I talk to [pitching coach Mark Riggin...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 3, Cubs 2

    Bruce Levine

    A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The good: Carlos Pena hit his fourth home run in six games, a solo shot off of White Sox starter Mark Buehrle. Cubs starter Matt Garza g...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  15. Barney voted top NL rookie in April

    Bruce Levine

    At least one Cubs player won't be glad to see April pass. While the team plodded to a 12-14 mark for the month, Darwin Barney burst onto the scene and was named National League Rookie of the Month on Tuesday. Blog | May 03, 2011

  16. Coleman, Castro cool off Rockies

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Chicago Cubs starter Casey Coleman's 5 2/3 innings on Saturday night were good enough for his first win in 2011. Coleman helped the Cubs return to the .500 mark for the seventh time this season with an 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. ...

    Blog | April 16, 2011